Jul 21, 2011 10:00am PDT
jon: they need some ovel-ready projects over there, don't they? jenna: i think that's part of the problem. thanks for joining us, everyryryryryryryryry jenna. in the meantime, check this out. this is a fox news alert on the deadly dome of heat out there that united states america, can you believe this? it is also threatening the nation's power grid. welcome to "america live" today, i'm martha maccallum on this hot day in for megyn kelly. 141 million americans are in this dome, folks. it covers more than two dozen states. sweaty, miserable, just trying to stay cool out there at this hour. 33 states are under serious heat watches and warnings. the sweltering weather quickly starting to spread east. her folks, power companies are urging people to turn down your air-conditioning to just the amount that you really need with concerns that overuse may put a significant stress on the nation's power grid. the unbearable heat has also claimed lives, we are now learning, at least 22 deaths are being attributed to the heat. the east coast can is now bracing for record heat here as well
Jul 25, 2011 10:00am PDT
for joining us everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. martha: we start things off this afternoon with this fox news alert on the dueling debt plans that are now emerging on capitol hill at this hour. we've got eight days to go until the united states hits this default deadline. republicans and democrats today, now introducing some new plans that they say they believe will save america from financial catastrophe. welcome on this busy day to live hraoeufrbgs everybody live, everybody, i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. what has unfolded so far in the most dramatic 72 hours of this crisis yet. you have last friday at 6:00pm house speaker john boehner said he ended negotiations with president obama on the grand bargain. on the same evening president obama accused boehner from watching away from a deficit deal they arrived at, ordering leaders from both the house and senate to come become on saturday morning to the house for negotiations. then you got to saturday. boehner then announced that he wanted to raise the debt ceiling eye 2:00pm on sunday. we know that never happened. l
Jul 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
just crossing the wire, the campaign manager for former utah governor jon huntsman, her name is susie wiels, and she is resigning. we are working to independently confirm this story. that report is coming in from "the washington post." we'll let you know what we get when we get it. >>> all right. now let's go to the latest in the u.k. phone hacking investigation of news corp. international which is -- news international, i should say, which is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. greg talcott on this story for us today live from london. hi, greg. >> reporter: hey, martha. investigators continue to look at that phone hacking scandal amid new reports of a possibly broader scope to that probe. this comes after a week of dramatic testimony, we've heard from the chairman, chief executive of news corp., rupert murdoch, on tuesday, and yesterday in the house of commons, british prime minister david cameron was on the hot seat. questions continue today about his dealings with news corp. executives. his government is sticking to the line there were no inappropriate discussions.